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Apr 26, 2018

If this is your first episode, this is a warning it’ll be a little different than past episodes, but it will also be a good way to hear what this show is about. Does that make sense? Don’t worry. It will.

On the day I’m recording it, it is currently my birthday. It’s the ninth time I am turning 27, or 35 if you want to rub it in. And one of the great things about social media is getting birthday wishes from all over the world, so, really, I’ve been celebrating for 36 hours.

One message came from Rhett from The Wall-Fly Podcast who wished me a happy birthday and joked about The Story Behind Emily. But, since I hadn’t really planned ahead for this week’s episode, I thought it was a great idea, so thanks, Rhett!

So, this might seem like a little bit of vanity episode, and you’re more than welcome to skip it, but as I’ve found with podcasts I listen to, I really love learning about the host, so I hope you’ll enjoy this!

I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind Emily Prokop

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